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'''Roscoe Holcomb''', (born as Roscoe Halcomb[ John Cohen in Eastern Kentucky: Documentary Expression and the Image of Roscoe Halcomb During the Folk Revival, ''Southern Spaces''] September 5, 1912 – died February 1, 1981) was an United States|American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen (musician)|John Cohen. The "high lonesome sound" term is now used to describe bluegrass music|bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer.
Birth nameRoscoe Halcomb
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Death date{{death date and age|1981|2|1|1912|9|5}}
OriginDaisy, Kentucky|Daisy, Kentucky, United States of America|USA
InstrumentBanjo, Guitar, Harmonica
GenreFolk music|Folk, Bluegrass music|bluegrass, Country music|country, Gospel music|gospel, old-time music
OccupationMiner, construction worker, Farmer, Musician
Years active1958–1978
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